Member Spotlight: Round 2
Welcome to our Round 2 featured interview with your fellow forum member, Behemoko. I’m sure you’ve seen him quite a bit around the forum, as he’s been a member for quite some time now. Some of you may be wondering, “Who?” However, this is due in large part to the fact that Behemoko is a pretty quiet guy. He may post a lot and contribute to a lot of topics, but he goes about it in such a respectful way that you might just overlook him. Well, I didn’t. I got together with him to discuss his life in gaming and life on PSU.com. This interview was nothing shy of enlightening in regards to his world and you’ll thoroughly enjoy it.
David Wales: How has PSU.com impacted your life in terms of online friendships, gaming knowledge, and views in regards to other consoles?
Behemoko: Well, I didn't expect to make so many friends through a forum. It was my first forum, so that could be why. I feel like I should know more than I do, I always look for info, but always seem to be clueless about all games but the most highly anticipated ones. It can be frustrating if I hear that a game has come out that I'd been looking forward to, and I hadn't even realized it was out. I already have all 3 consoles, and I like hearing news about them all. However, it's how much I actually do hear that displeases me. I'm glad I'm a part of it all though, friends and info, the site is addicting for me to say the least.
David Wales: What do you mean by, "how much I do hear that displeases me," care to elaborate?
Behemoko: Well, just a few days ago, I was chatting it up with another member, and he mentioned a game was coming out soon that I had previously been looking forward to, and I didn't even know had been announced. Heck, I can't even remember what game it was now, so maybe it's just my memory. But, I would think I would know a lot more than what I do for how much I am on the site, I guess I just hang out in the general chit-chat section too much.
David Wales: So you're just irritated about hearing things that have seemed to have slipped by you?
Behemoko: Pretty much. I vow from now on to look for more info on games. I kind of already started that when I stopped being a regular in the ban thread, but now I have to take it another step it seems.
David Wales: How old were you when you first picked up the controller that would change the way you lived your life completely?
Behemoko: Well, I'm told I was 3 years old when I first played Mario on the NES. It wasn't until 8 or 9 that I got a system of my own, an SNES, that I got hooked on video games, and have been a fan ever since.
David Wales: Do you remember that first gaming experience and what game it was for the SNES?
Behemoko: I’ll never forget, it was Donkey Kong Country, and the graphics were awesome! I loved the game, but could never beat it. It was frustrating, but it was great fun also. I remember not even knowing how to set the system up, which by today’s standards would make me about 80 years old.
David Wales: Bustin' those barrels were a blast, I remember that game.
Behemoko: Yes it was! I actually just saw a video on YouTube that showed you how to ride Donkey Kong instead of a Rhino. I love it that it took me over 10 years to find out that game still held secrets I didn't know. It makes the game feel deeper.
David Wales: What was your real first achievement in gaming that you can remember?
Behemoko: Probably beating the Elite four in ... (continued on next page)